EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On February 16, 2017, the East Brunswick Police Department took two separate burglary reports for burglaries that occurred on the same day at two township residences, one occurring on Milltown Road and the other on Herbert Drive. The resident from the Milltown Road burglary was out of the country but was able to supply a picture of an unknown female suspect inside his residence on February 14, which was caught on his surveillance camera. The resident at the Herbert Drive burglary reported approximately $3,000 worth of coins taken from his residence.

On Friday, February 17, Officer Justin Schlusselfeld was patrolling the area of Ryders Lane near where the burglaries occurred and observed a female walking on Ryders Lane who matched the description of the female suspect caught on the surveillance video at Milltown Road. During the course of his investigation, Officer Schlusselfeld observed that the female was in possession of gold dollar coins, which were taken from the burglary on Herbert Drive. The suspect, Amy Streko, 34, of East Brunswick, also attempted to hinder her apprehension by providing a false name to Officer Schlusselfeld.  Streko was placed under arrest and Officer Schlusselfeld was able too positively identify her as the female suspect from the victim’s video surveillance at Milltown Road.

Members of the department’s Anti-Crime Unit assisted with a consent search at the suspect’s residence where she was staying with her boyfriend. The search yielded an additional $500 of the stolen gold dollar coins and clothing matching what Streko was wearing during the burglary at Milltown Road.  Additionally, the victim from Herbert Drive was able to identify a black bag which was taken from his residence which contained additional gold coins. Streko was charged with two counts of Burglary and one count of each of Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Hindering Apprehension. Streko also had an outstanding Somerset County warrant.